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Web Reads: How many tentacles does it take to unscrew a jar?

Web Reads: How many tentacles does it take to unscrew a jar?

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Newsworthy | God’s wonders. The heavens declare the glory of God, and video allows us to see His wonders. One entertaining video shows an octopus in a jar with a…

Web Reads: Parent hacks, education fads, and <em>Lord of the Rings</em> radio

Web Reads: Parent hacks, education fads, and Lord of the Rings radio

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | Splinters and museums. Mashable.com has a list of money-or-timesaving-DIY household tips for families with young children, including this guide to splinters:

Web Reads: Become a Middle East expert

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Newsworthy | History in maps. Online now is a fantastic series of maps showing the history of the Middle East, the spread of various civilizations, and the borders…

Retiring journalism prof swam against the liberal current

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Education | AUSTIN, Texas—Across from the tattoo parlors, eateries, and clothing stores of Austin’s eclectic Guadalupe Street is the back of the new Journalism…

Web Reads: Abortion selfies

Web Reads: Abortion selfies

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Newsworthy | Extreme activism. Old story: An abortion center counselor becomes pregnant and decides to have an abortion. New story: She films the abortion and posts it…

Inside a Christian artist’s studio

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Art | Anne Nelson’s studio in New Orleans’ 8th Ward has 12- or 14-foot ceilings and plenty of light. It’s small—about 15 by 15 feet, and cluttered with…

Web Reads: WWI photos, North Korean souvenirs, and sky-high rent

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | Pictures of war. The Atlantic began running a 10-part series featuring photographs of World War I. Part one sets the stage for the war with a 1910 photo of nine…

Web Reads: Watch the Hindenberg disaster and the world’s heaviest 3-year-old

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Newsworthy | Historic newsreel. British Pathé has uploaded 85,000 historic newsreels to its YouTube channel. The archive is searchable and contains many films documenting…

A campus street preacher who gives an answer to those who ask

By Susan Olasky
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Education | On the West Mall of the University of Texas at Austin, student organizations set up tables and hand out food or fliers to students crossing campus. It’s the…

Notable Books

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Books | Four recent nonfiction books

Web Reads: The 12 steps of dying

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | Preparing for death. For the past half dozen years, I’ve been reading professor D.G. Myers’ literary criticism at A Commonplace Blog. Last week, in a sad…

Web Reads: Is that a Scrabble-approved word?

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | Cheat sheet. Tournament Scrabble players rack up big scores by playing words that most of us don’t know or don’t believe comply with Scrabble rules. The…

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